[packages/dracut] - bash is *required* for dracut initramfs to work correctly, rel 3
baggins at pld-linux.org
Mon Nov 1 23:15:05 CET 2021
On Sun, 31 Oct 2021, Jan Palus wrote:
> On 31.10.2021 09:21, Jan Rękorajski wrote:
> > On Sun, 31 Oct 2021, Jan Palus wrote:
> > > On 30.10.2021 23:23, baggins wrote:
> > > > commit 63a4b90ecfdd4ac023ab8542fd6af60f4c80516e
> > > > Author: Jan Rękorajski <baggins at pld-linux.org>
> > > > Date: Sat Oct 30 23:21:06 2021 +0200
> > > >
> > > > - bash is *required* for dracut initramfs to work correctly, rel 3
> > >
> > > At some point dracut started to pretend mksh is supported as /bin/sh
> > > inside initramfs but that's simply not true. Default fallback is
> > > whatever system /bin/sh is linked which in our case is mksh hence broken
> > > initramfs in some cases. Going back to previous default "dash" helped in
> > > my case (lvm) -- are you sure it really needs bash? And perhaps maybe
> > I know for certain that mksh does not. And very silently at that. Initramfs
> > just doesn't detect encrypted partitions.
> > > let's leave a possibility to customize shell and instead of hardcoding
> > > bash use:
> > >
> > > add_dracutmodules+=" bash "
> > >
> > > which effectively changes default shell.
> > I'm not so sure. What I found in the code is that dracut first installs
> > /bin/sh and then shell modules (00bash, 00dash, 00mksh) as needed.
> > But, those modules do not create /bin/sh if it already exists, and since
> > that symlink is installed first it will not be re-created.
> Works for me. The place where dracut installs /bin/sh -> mksh is at first
> script with /bin/sh shebang:
> Hence shell modules (bash/dash/mksh) are ordered with 00 before any such
> script could be installed.
Tested dash, works. Generic initramfs detected and booted off encrypted root.
> > > (At some point I was going to add `add_dracutmodules+=" dash "` but must
> > > have forgotten).
> > Dracut already requires and installs bash into the initramfs for its own
> > needs. I'd rather stick to my "fix" to make absolutely sure it's there
> > and as /bin/sh to avoid new surprises.
> > Besides /etc/dracut.conf.d/01-dist.conf is marked in package as
> > config(noreplace) and you may end up with .rpmnew and effectively a
> > noop.
> True. We could add a new file like 00-default-shell.conf though.
Feel free to change it to a config if you prefer.
Jan Rękorajski | PLD/Linux
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